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Hey guys, I know how amazing the TJ07 is for Water Cooling, and I'm planning on my next build to be water cooled.
I will be getting a new case now, (because the one I have is terrible for cooling rolleyes.gif ) and don't really want to get another when I go water cooled in a few (2-3) years.
So, my question is, would the TJ07 be ok for air cooling in the meantime, or should I go with something like the HAF X,
which has great air cooling, but can also support stuff like a 360mm rad?

Thanks in advance for any answers!! thumb.gif
 
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The TJ07 is merely adequate for air, with 2x120mm intakes and 2x92mm exhaust in the main compartment. You also get 2x120mm fitted to the hard drive bays (which you'll remove when you go water cooled).
The HAF will slap the TJ07 around for air cooling, but it's a bit more trouble when it comes to water I hear, and it certainly will not take a 2x120mm rad like the TJ07 will, but several people have made decent water cooled rigs in the HAF.
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Hey guys, I know how amazing the TJ07 is for Water Cooling, and I'm planning on my next build to be water cooled.
I will be getting a new case now, (because the one I have is terrible for cooling rolleyes.gif ) and don't really want to get another when I go water cooled in a few (2-3) years.
So, my question is, would the TJ07 be ok for air cooling in the meantime, or should I go with something like the HAF X,
which has great air cooling, but can also support stuff like a 360mm rad?
Thanks in advance for any answers!! thumb.gif

I'm not sure if you should be getting a TJ07 if you don't plan to watercool any time soon. It's not that great airflow-wise, so an aircooled-only build will suffer compared to other cases.

What I recommend is getting the best overall upgrades for your build instead of spending too much in one area. You could probably get a watercooling loop and a case for the price of a TJ07.
    
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That's pretty much what I've heard about the HAF, but some people have like 2 3x120mm rads in their HAF X (1 modded into the front, and one along the top, I guess with no modding). Since 2 360mm rads seems like a pretty good WC solution, I may just go for the HAF X, hearing how the TJ07 is only ok for air cooling.
 
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I mean Idk. I think you would be fine even just air cooling in the tj07. Sure it might not be the best airflow case but I mean as long as there is some airflow its really not that big of a deal. Your components might run a little hotter but it most likely wont be harmful to your components in any way. Then later you'll have a nice case to wc in.

If I wasn't in phone I would link some reviews but usually temperature difference between air cooling cases is really small.

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I have no problems keeping things cool in my TJ07, used to have a loop but sold it around a year ago, I just have two 120mm intakes up top and the two 92mm exhaust and one in the middle of the drive bays blowing air over my GPU. GPU on stock fan profile never goes above 70c and my CPU never breaks 55c
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So, if I added in a couple of these: http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=279&cl_index=2&sc_index=5&ss_index=12

(or just twist-tied a couple of 120mms as intake to the drive bays rolleyes.gif ) it would be ok?
 
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post #8 of 11
Don't ruin the wonderfully clean look of the TJ-07 with those!

I'd definitely go with a TJ over the HAF on looks alone, and it's still one of the best WC cases you'll find. I'd just try out air cooling in it before I went and added more intakes to the front of the case. If you're happy with the temps, then great. If not, then you can get the front intake/HDD mounts.

Silverstone makes those bay converters too:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=40&area=en



This is coming from a WC'ing TJ owner.

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post #9 of 11
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Awesome, looks like I'm gonna do that then wheee.gif

BTW, your reservoir looks awesome! What's it called?
 
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EK Multioption Advanced 250 ml


There's even unused screw holes to mount it already on the mobo tray.
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